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Last Updated: Tuesday, 4 September 2007, 14:48 GMT 15:48 UK
Murray 'offered drop-off service'
Bill Murray
The actor is a keen golf fan
Actor Bill Murray has said that he was giving lifts to party-goers when he was stopped by police for riding a golf buggy through Stockholm city centre.

The Lost In Translation star said he volunteered to drive people home after a golf tournament party in Sweden.

"I ended up stopping and dropping people off on the way like a bus. I had about six people in it," he said.

Murray had to give blood after refusing to be breath-tested by Swedish police, and could face drink driving charges.

Hitched ride

The star, who was speaking at the Venice Film Festival, said he was stopped by police after dropping off the last party guests at a convenience store.

"I didn't know they had 7-Elevens in Stockholm," he said.

Murray, a keen golfer, was at the Scandinavian Masters tournament in the Swedish capital.

The tournament's organiser Fredrik Nilsmark said the golf buggy was not intended for guests but added: "I don't hold any grudges against Bill Murray borrowing our cart for a while."

The film actor added that he had taken a ride to the post-tournament party on the golf cart, but no-one had wanted to drive it back afterwards.

Murray is in Venice to promote his latest film The Darjeeling Limited, which also stars Adrien Brody.


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